There is no better time for a festival in Florida than Autumn. With gorgeous weather and plenty of reasons to celebrate, this is the time you want to be outside enjoying all the season has to offer! No matter what you want to celebrate, there are plenty of festivals during this time of year in every different category. Enjoy some delicious food, listen to excellent music, and spend time with the people you love! Here are some of our favorite festivals in northeast Florida that you should definitely check out this fall!
Historic Downtown, Gainesville
November 11 & 12, 2017
This festival transforms downtown Gainesville into a celebration of arts and culture. Explore the one-of-a-kind artwork of local artists while you enjoy live music, performing arts performances, and delicious food. You are sure to have a fun and unique experience!
October 27-29, 2017
One of the most exciting music festivals in Florida, The Fest showcases musicians from all through the country in some of the best locations in Gainesville. There is also a pre festival featuring several bands in Ybor City, Tampa. Transportation is available between the two locations for patrons who want to attend both!
Francis Field in Uptown, St. Augustine
November 25-26, 2017
This fun arts and crafts festival has become a Thanksgiving tradition in St. Augustine. It’s a great opportunity to browse tons of amazing art from artists coming from all across America. Get started on your Christmas shopping in style and find tons of unique gifts. Delicious foods, a Kids Art Zone, and Nights of Lights make this a really great way to start your holiday season!
October 5-7, 2017
One Spark is a festival experience unlike any other. Downtown Jacksonville is taken over by local business owners and creators who can show off their innovations and ideas throughout the 3 day event. Check it out to experience the brightest ideas in technology, health, education, social good and more!
Town of Orange Park
October 21-22, 2017
This fun festival is the oldest and largest festival in Clay County. With over 200 artists and vendors selling amazing products and two stages packed with all kinds of local entertainment. Tons of great food as well as entertainment for the kids make this festival the perfect activity for the whole family.
Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Jacksonville
September 29-30, 2017
At Oktoberfest Jacksonville you can drink beer and enjoy all kind of fun fall activities wit the whole family. Activities for kids of all ages (and adults too) make this an Oktoberfest for everyone! Eat delicious food and drink beer provided by the Jacksonville Brewery.
Mandarin Road, Jacksonville
October 15-16 and 22-23, 2017
Enjoy all the best parts of fall at this fun October event. During the day this festival will include pony and hay rides, a hay maze, music, rockfall climbing, amazing food, and all kinds of food and activities. At nights the festival transforms into Zombie Fright Nights, perfect for people who want to have a great Halloween scare and experience a zombie apocalypse!
Flagler College, St. Augustine
Celebrate the literary legacy of Florida in beautiful historic St. Augustine! Shop some of the amazing vendors for unique gifts and check out some talks from local authors and writers. This is a great time to enjoy both Florida’s history and your love of literature.